Today at the 2023 Summer Game Fest, Capcom and Geoff Keighley pulled a fast one on me by teasing what initially seemed like new content for the recently-launched and excellent Street Fighter 6, but then Ryu, my himbo boomer boyfriend, showed up on the stream as a terrifying and sexy android and then started fighting a dinosaur. No, it wasn’t new Street Fighter 6 content, it was a collaboration with Exoprimal.
Exoprimal isn’t quite out yet, as the multiplayer shooter is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on July 14, but Capcom is already planning to bring Ryu and Guile to the game as part of a DLC pack in the fall. The trailer shows Ryu fighting dinosaurs with his signature Hadoken fireball, but also with a gun. So they’re really embodying the best of both worlds with this collaboration. Also, robo Guile battle royale drops at the end of the trailer, though we didn’t get to see his android Sonic Boom, but I’m sure it’s coming.
While this wasn’t a look at new Street Fighter 6 content, Capcom has announced several characters it plans to add to the roster, including fan favorites Rashid, Akuma, Ed, and newcomer A.K.I. In the meantime, I’ll stay a Ryu one-trick in hopes that all that training make me good at busting Exoprimal dinos with little to no learning curve when the crossover launches later this year.
Kotaku is covering everything Summer Game Fest, from the main show on Thursday to other events happening throughout the next week. Whether you’re into larger-than-life triple-A games or intimate, offbeat indies, you can keep up with all things SGF here.